Danish ship breaker: EU must look inwards

When the European Commission proposes to improve scrapping conditions in non-OECD and non-EU countries, it would be fitting if the Commission looked at the conditions in Europe as well, Morten Smedegaard, Chief of Sales and Purchasing of the Esbjerg-based ship breaker Smedegaarden, says. Environmental focus has affected the company’s competitiveness, he says.

Photo: Smedegaarden

That the European Commission proposes to make ship breakers outside OECD and the EU live up to EU environmental standards is as such a good idea, the Danish ship breaker Smedegaarden’s Chief of Sales and Purchasing, Morten Smedegaard, thinks.

However, the European Commission ought to focus on its own ship breakers first, he states.

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